The ambition that Moonlight Cultural Foundation demonstrates, and the range of programs, allow the Foundation to direct funds towards specific areas of our work; people passionate about theatre to be so generous in their philanthropy; and for companies to find mutually rewarding opportunities that help us to achieve our mission. Our 2015 gross annual income from fundraising reached $1,081,317.08.
We enjoyed continued support from individuals and, aside from a Legacy gift received last year, the figures show steady growth. Raising awareness that Moonlight Cultural Foundation relies on charitable support for all that it sets out to achieve proved beneficial to annual revenue results. The growth in membership was most apparent at the Diamond ($2500) patron benefit level and many of these individuals/couples have gone on to provide significant support to Foundation special events.
The financial year 2015 income with a gross revenue total of $1,081,317.08. This was driven in large part by the number of high-value, multi-year partnerships which include support from:
- Muriel & Hans Schiff
- Datron World Communications
- Forté For Children
- Issa Family Foundation
- Modern Builders Supply
- Pacific Marine Credit Union
- Atlantic & Pacific Management
- Cox Communications
- Mossy BMW
- Edward Jones (Brad Peterson)
- Brad Peterson
- Denso Wireless
- The Hass Team
- Robert C. Brombacher, D.D.S.
Trusts and Foundations, who contributed toward a wide range of projects.
Muriel and Hans Schiff (trust) have given a generous $480,000 distribution in 2015.
Youth's Friends Association continued their generous support of emerging young artists through our Outreach Programs with a $7,000 gift.
We were delighted to receive support from The County of San Diego toward community enhancement and outreach.
The Issa Family Foundation provided generous support of programming.
With continued generous support from Forte For Children Moonlight Cultural Foundation was allowed to expand educational outreach programming.
Ongoing support from Carolyn Chiriboga in memory of Virginia Stanton and Dorothy “Bea” McLain allowed the Foundation the opportunity to support various new program initiatives.
We would like to express our gratitude to the very many people and organizations that have helped us, by recognizing them in the following report. Their support is invaluable and we are immensely grateful for their continuing commitment and for the many ways in which they are able to enrich our work.
Moonlight Youth Theatre is an educational platform dedicated to providing professional theatrical training for young people. Each year MYT helps hundreds of aspiring young actors, singers and dancers, pursue their dreams by providing performance opportunities through professional quality theatrical productions and show choirs, as well as educational opportunities through Workshops and Master Classes.
MYT is committed to providing an education in theatre arts that encourages teamwork and leadership skills and fosters the development of confidence, creativity and consideration for others in the context of a professional environment.Classes are staffed by professional actors, directors, choreographers, musical directors and other theatre professionals.Performance opportunities include two professionally staged productions at the AVO Playhouse and Moonlight Amphitheatre.
In 2015, with donations to educational outreach, MYT was able to provide financial aid for cast fee’s for area youth to participate in Once On This Island, Tarzan, and the MYT holiday show choir, offer free tickets to Veteran’s Ticket Foundation, First Lutheran Church Youth Group, Women’s Resource Center, and two local elementary schools.
It is a core element of our mission to enhance our community by providing access and educational opportunities to our region’s children, educators and military families. In 2015 the Foundation distributed:
- 1,500 free tickets to educators in the Vista Unified School District to see a show of their choice (1,500)
- Provided Family 4 Pack of tickets to 438 military families in our community (1,752)
- Provided 1,000 free tickets to military personnel and families through Camp Pendleton ticket portals (1,000)
- Free ticket to see Shrek or The Music Man at the Moonlight to 500 Boys and Girls Club children (500)
- Donated 4 summer season lawn tickets to 45 non-profit organizations in our area (180)
- 600 tickets were given out to VUSD school groups and local non-profits for our Summer Season Preview Nights (600)
- Donated 600 tickets to 2015 Preview Night performances to non-profit partners (600)
- 100 tickets were given to Veterans for Moonlight Youth Theatre shows (100)
Total is approximately 5,632 donated tickets valued at $15 apiece.
The Moonlight Angels is an auxiliary of Moonlight Cultural Foundation and is not organized for the private gain of any individual.
The specific purpose of this auxiliary is to aid, sponsor, promote, and assist the Moonlight Stage Productions and the Moonlight Cultural Foundation in ongoing or future fundraisers and to provide a volunteer workforce.